Program Coordinator I-Health, Safety & Risk
Management Services - 900 Watervliet Shaker Road/Varies
The work involves responsibility for advising, training and providing technical assistance to component school districts and/or municipalities supported by a BOCES on matters related to compliance with federal, state and local regulations affecting occupational health and safety and the environment. The incumbent may provide on-site and/or centralized service to one or more schools or municipalities on a day-to-day basis. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Managing Program Coordinator I (Health, Safety & Risk) with some latitude for planning and administering the work. The incumbent exercises no supervision. Does related work as required.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of experience in health, safety and risk management training, coordination and compliance; OR,
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree and four (4) years of experience as stated in (A); OR,
C. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six (6) years of experience as stated in (A).
NOTE: Following completion of a successful two (2) year traineeship, individuals with permanent competitive status as a Program Coordinator I (Health, Safety & Risk) Trainee mature to a Program Coordinator I (Health, Safety & Risk) without further examination.
Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.
1. Conducts training workshops and provides hazard assessments for school district and/or municipality personnel on health, safety and risk management topics such as: Right-to-Know, Hazard Communications, Blood-borne Pathogens, Emergency Preparedness, Lockout/Tagout, Respiratory Use, Personal Protective Equipment, Ergonomics, Asbestos Awareness, etc.
2. Advises school district and/or municipality administration and employees on matters related to compliance with various regulatory agencies such as the: NYS Department of Education, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Agency, New York State Department of Labor, New York State Department of Health, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Occupational Safety and Health Agency.
3. Identifies and inventories chemicals located within school district and/or municipal buildings and maintains and distributes material safety data sheet handbooks throughout the school districts and/or municipalities.
4. Assists and updates school district and/or municipality safety data sheets for chemicals located in buildings within the school district and/or municipality.
5. Tests the water quality in school district and/or municipality buildings with wells.
6. Provides educational and technical support to the school district and/or municipality inspector-management planner during inspections.
7. Provides technical assistance to school districts and/or municipalities regarding compliance with asbestos regulations.
8. Assists and updates the school district’s or municipality’s asbestos management plan and coordinates and implements all minor asbestos related projects.
9. Maintains and updates school district and/or municipality’s emergency management plan and coordinates and implements emergency management meetings and tabletop exercises.
10. Operates a variety of testing equipment and devices in school and municipal buildings.
11. Organizes and leads monthly or quarterly school district and/or municipal safety committee meetings.
12. Performs, documents and implements school district and/or municipal fire safety inspections and programs.
13. Performs related duties, as required.
14. Good knowledge of federal, state and local regulations/codes pertaining to hazardous materials, safety, personal protective equipment and other OSHA/Public Employee Safety and Health regulations related to educational and municipal environments.
15. Good knowledge of asbestos and other hazardous material handling and containment procedures.
16. Good knowledge of safety testing equipment and the proper use of protective gear.
17. Ability to prepare and conduct training sessions and meetings.
18. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
19. Ability to work closely with school district and/or municipality personnel to assess safety hazards and the need for training in these areas.
20. Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet and databases.
21. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
22. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
As soon as possible
December 8, 2023 (or until position is filled)
$50,236 – $72,218 prorated to amount of service rendered
The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.
Further Information Contact:
Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany NY 12205
or email email@example.com
November 9, 2023